and a noble man of Picardy, Francis de la Roque, lord of Roberval, a man of considerable provincial distinction, sought and
1540. Jan. 15. inces and plant colonies upon parchment; Roberval could congratulate himself on being the acknowledged lorditself defeated the enterprise.
Hakluyt, III. 286—297. Roberval was ambitious of power; and Cartier desired the exclusive for one whole year; and, further, it is undisputed, that Roberval did not sail till April, 1542; and it is expressly said in the account of Roberval's voyage, Hak. III. 295, that Jaques Cartier and his company were sent with five sayles the yeere is
1542 ships stole away and returned to France, just as Roberval arrived with a considerable reinforcement.
Unsustained by Cartier, Roberval accomplished no more than a verification of previous discoveries.
Remaining about a year in America, hn the original limits of New France.
The commission of Roberval was followed by no per-
1549. manent results.
It is con